Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Lightning, with a chance of antimatter
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. […]

How the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and […]

ID microstructure of stock useful in financial crisis
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Every day, thousands of orders for selling or buying stocks are registered and processed within […]

Droplet explosion by shock waves, relevant to nuclear medicine
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

An arrow shooting through an apple, makes for a spectacular explosive sight in slow motion. […]